Friday, July 29, 2011

Simple Summer... (part 5)

We went blue berry picking last week... what fun!  It was early in the morning but very warm and humid... I lasted 1 1/2 hours before I decided it was time to go! My hubby and I had about 11 pounds of those plump, delicious berries, not to mention all that went into our mouths while we picked!  That was a fun "Simple Summer" moment for me. Here is me in my blue berry picking beauty!!! *Ü*
Have a good Simple Summer day!

“I will never forget your guiding principles, because you gave me a new life through them.” Psalm 119:93

with a grateFUL HEART, carin

Friday, July 22, 2011

Simple Summer... (part 4)

It is cherry harvest time in Michigan... luv those Traverse City cherries!  So I am sharing a "tasteful" simple summer shot of this yummy fruit!
Heading to the Thumb for the weekend... new nephew, Levi, will be baptized this Sunday. We are also hoping to pick blue berries while over on the other side of Michigan.

with a grateFUL HEART, carin

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Simple Summer... (part 3)

On this very hot, humid, summer day I was privileged to spend a small part of my day handing out food to people for "Feed America."  It was an honor to be part of this!  BTW I sweat my butt off, but it was worth every drop of sweat!

with a grateFUL HEART, carin

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Simple Summer... (part 2)

Beautiful, sunny Saturday morning here in northern Michigan! Love mornings like this... the windows are open... the sound of the fountain in our pond... breakfast served to me in bed before hubby left for work... ahhhh, yes simple summer morning!  But that can change quickly... they say the humidity will be moving in and I have a few errands to run to get ready for our Usher/Greeter picnic, which is tomorrow.

Sharing the gorgeous sunset we were blessed with last night as we sat with our neighbors around the fire-pit and roasted marshmallows... simple summer s'mores... yum!

"And be renewed in the spirit of your mind," Ephesians 4:23

with a grateFUL HEART, carin

Friday, July 15, 2011

Simple Summer...

I know it has been sooo long since I posted last, but no matter how hard I try my summer has been so busy. I am devoting the rest of my summer to be a "simple summer."  Simple joys that make up a great summer.

Today is my daddy's 71st birthday... Happy Birthday Dad! I am grateFUL to have been blessed with such a good daddy!

Also, we had a new member added to the Orth side of the family... Levi Luke Daniel Anderson was born July 7 to my hubby's baby sister, Anne, and her husband Wayne... congratulations to them! Levi has a 13 year old sister and a 4 year old brother too. Can't wait to get my hands on this precious bundle!  So my simple summer picture is of our new nephew, Levi!

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17

with a grateFUL HEART, carin